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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940550/evaluation-of-combined-extracorporeal-life-support-and-continuous-renal-replacement-therapy-on-hemodynamic-performance-and-gaseous-microemboli-handling-ability-in-a-simulated-neonatal-ecls-system
#1
Kaitlyn R Shank, Elizabeth Profeta, Shigang Wang, Christian O'Connor, Allen R Kunselman, Karl Woitas, John L Myers, Akif Ündar
The objective of this study was to evaluate the hemodynamic performance and gaseous microemboli (GME) handling ability of a simulated neonatal extracorporeal life support (ECLS) circuit with an in-line continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT) device. The circuit consisted of a Maquet RotaFlow centrifugal pump or HL20 roller pump, Quadrox-iD Pediatric diffusion membrane oxygenator, 8-Fr arterial cannula, 10-Fr venous cannula, and Better-Bladder (BB) with "Y" connector. A second Quadrox-I Adult oxygenator was added postarterial cannula for GME experiments...
September 21, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929512/systematic-design-of-a-magnetically-levitated-brushless-dc-motor-for-a-reversible-rotary-intra-aortic-blood-pump
#2
Yaxin Wang, Thomas G Logan, P Alex Smith, Po-Lin Hsu, William E Cohn, Liping Xu, Richard A McMahon
The IntraVAD is a miniature intra-aortic ventricular assist device (VAD) designed to work in series with the compromised left ventricle. A reverse-rotation control (RRc) mode has been developed to increase myocardial perfusion and reduce ventricular volume. The RRc mode includes forward rotation in systole and reverse rotation in diastole, which requires the IntraVAD to periodically reverse its rotational direction in synchrony with the cardiac cycle. This periodic reversal leads to changes in pressure force over the impeller, which makes the entire system less stable...
September 20, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913873/improvement-of-decellularization-efficiency-of-porcine-aorta-using-dimethyl-sulfoxide-as-a-penetration-enhancer
#3
Selcan Guler, Halil M Aydin, Lan-Xin Lü, Ying Yang
Decellularization of tissues and organs enables researchers to obtain extracellular matrix (ECM) with the natural conformation and chemical composition of specific tissues. However, drawbacks exist such as the structural alteration of ECM or loss of some important components in ECM due to overexposure to chemicals during the decellularization process. In this study, porcine aorta was decellularized by sodium dodecyl sulfate (SDS). Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) was used as a penetration enhancer in the decellularization process to enhance the penetration of SDS, consequently reducing the exposure time of SDS to treated tissues...
September 15, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891190/is-multiple-overlapping-uncovered-stents-technique-suitable-for-aortic-aneurysm-repair
#4
Siang Lin Yeow, Hwa Liang Leo
A computational fluid dynamic model to assess the impact of flow-diverter device on intra-aneurysmal flow in complex aortic aneurysm from the viewpoint of hemodynamics is presented. The aim of this study is to investigate the hemodynamic effects of an endovascular flow-diverter technique using multiple overlapping uncovered stents (MOUS) in the treatment of complex aortic aneurysm involving side branch. The placement of porous barrier such as MOUS across the aneurysm alters the blood flow pattern in the aneurysm sac...
September 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891078/design-and-development-of-novel-transcatheter-bicaval-valves-in-the-interventional-treatment-of-tricuspid-regurgitation
#5
Munirah Ismail, Foad Kabinejadian, Yen Ngoc Nguyen, Edgar Lik Wui Tay, Hwa Liang Leo
The concept of heterotopic implantation of transcatheter tricuspid valve is new and has shown promising results thus far. While the Reynolds shear stress values measured in the vicinity of this valve are relatively low, the values at some time points are higher than the threshold of platelet activation. Hence, in this study, we aim to reduce these values with an innovative stent design. It was shown that the Reynolds shear stress values measured were lower than those of valves made of generic stent design and the maximum Reynolds shear stress values in the vicinity of the valves was very low (∼10 dynes/cm(2) )...
September 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891072/stable-control-of-physiological-parameters-but-not-infection-in-preterm-lambs-maintained-on-ex-vivo-uterine-environment-therapy
#6
Yuichiro Miura, Haruo Usuda, Shimpei Watanabe, Eleanor Woodward, Masatoshi Saito, Gabrielle C Musk, Suhas G Kallapur, Shinichi Sato, Ryuta Kitanishi, Tadashi Matsuda, John P Newnham, Sarah J Stock, Matthew W Kemp
Ex vivo uterine environment (EVE) therapy is an experimental neonatal intensive care strategy wherein gas exchange is performed by membranous oxygenators attached to the umbilical vessels. Our aim was to assess the ability of a newly refined EVE system to maintain key physiological parameters in preterm lambs within optimal ranges for 48 h. EVE group; n = 6: Preterm lambs were delivered under general anesthesia at 115 ± 2 days of gestational age. Animals were submerged in a bath of artificial amniotic fluid on EVE therapy for 48 h...
September 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884833/circulatory-flow-restoration-versus-cardiopulmonary-resuscitation-new-therapeutic-approach-in-sudden-cardiac-arrest
#7
Sayed Nour, Daniel Carbognani, Juan Carlos Chachques
Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) remains a major problem for health authorities worldwide. Insufficiencies of current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) are most probably related to an inappropriate concept and applied methods that still concentrate on heartbeat as priority, instead of blood circulation to maintain organs' perfusions. The aim of this works is to propose a new therapeutic approach for SCA in a more effective and secure manner compared with current CPR methods. It correlates to a non-invasive circulatory flow restoration (CFR) device composed of a multilayered thoracic and infradiaphragmatic compartments that will be pulsated alternatively and in fixed frequencies using a low-pressure pneumatic generator...
September 8, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877352/incidence-risk-factors-and-outcomes-of-hyperbilirubinemia-in-adult-cardiac-patients-supported-by-veno-arterial-ecmo
#8
Lin Lyu, Jingxin Yao, Guodong Gao, Cun Long, Feilong Hei, Bingyang Ji, Jinping Liu, Kun Yu, Qiang Hu, Jinxiao Hu
The aims of this study were to evaluate the incidence, risk factors, and outcomes of hyperbilirubinemia in cardiac patients with veno-arterial (VA) ECMO. Data on 89 adult patients with cardiac diseases who received VA ECMO implantation in our hospital were retrospectively reviewed. All patients were divided into the following three groups: 24 in normal group (N, total bilirubin [TBIL] ≤3 mg/dL), 30 in high bilirubin group (HB, 6 mg/dL ≥ TBIL > 3 mg/dL), and 35 in severe high bilirubin group (SHB, TBIL > 6 mg/dL)...
September 6, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877350/oxidative-stress-increases-erythrocyte-sensitivity-to-shear-mediated-damage
#9
Antony P McNamee, Jarod T Horobin, Geoff D Tansley, Michael J Simmonds
Patients receiving mechanical circulatory support often present with heightened inflammation and free radical production associated with pre-existing conditions in addition to that which is due to blood interactions with nonbiological surfaces. The aim of this experimental laboratory study was to assess the deformability of red blood cells (RBC) previously exposed to oxygen free radicals and determine the susceptibility of these cells to mechanical forces. In the present study, RBC from 15 healthy donors were washed and incubated for 60 min at 37°C with 50 µM phenazine methosulfate (PMS; an agent that generates superoxide within RBC)...
September 6, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28877346/comparable-outcome-of-out-of-hospital-cardiac-arrest-and-in-hospital-cardiac-arrest-treated-with-extracorporeal-life-support
#10
Omar Ellouze, Melitine Vuillet, Justine Perrot, Sandrine Grosjean, Anis Missaoui, Serge Aho, Ghislain Malapert, Belaid Bouhemad, Oliver Bouchot, Claude Girard
Extracorporeal life support (ECLS) has shown benefits in the management of refractory in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) by improving survival. Nonetheless, the results concerning out-of-hospital refractory cardiac arrests (OHCA) remain uncertain. The aim of our investigation was to compare survival between the two groups. We realized a single-center retrospective, observational study of all patients who presented IHCA or OHCA treated with ECLS between 2011 and 2015. Multivariate analysis was realized to determine independent factors associated with mortality...
September 6, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853220/hemodynamic-evaluation-of-a-biological-and-mechanical-aortic-valve-prosthesis-using-patient-specific-mri-based-cfd
#11
Florian Hellmeier, Sarah Nordmeyer, Pavlo Yevtushenko, Jan Bruening, Felix Berger, Titus Kuehne, Leonid Goubergrits, Marcus Kelm
Modeling different treatment options before a procedure is performed is a promising approach for surgical decision making and patient care in heart valve disease. This study investigated the hemodynamic impact of different prostheses through patient-specific MRI-based CFD simulations. Ten time-resolved MRI data sets with and without velocity encoding were obtained to reconstruct the aorta and set hemodynamic boundary conditions for simulations. Aortic hemodynamics after virtual valve replacement with a biological and mechanical valve prosthesis were investigated...
August 29, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853178/the-ab-portable-driver-generates-higher-drive-line-pressures-possibly-leading-to-accelerated-hemolysis
#12
Motohiko Goda, Naoto Yabu, Norihisa Tominaga, Daisuke Machida, Yukihisa Isomatsu, Shinichi Suzuki, Manabu Nitta, Naohiro Komura, Naoki Nakayama, Masayoshi Kiyokuni, Teruyasu Sugano, Munetaka Masuda
The AB5000 Circulatory Support System is paracorporeal pulsatile ventricular assist device. The AB Portable Driver is a portable console for this system. We experienced two cases with accelerated hemolysis while receiving support by the AB Portable Driver. The purpose of this study was to clarify the mechanical differences associated with the hemolysis between the AB5000 console and the AB Portable Driver. The mock circulatory system modeled by an AB5000 ventricle and a blood sampling bag of vinyl chloride was run with an AB5000 console or AB Portable Driver...
August 29, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28853168/a-novel-three-compartmental-model-for-artificial-pancreas-development-and-validation
#13
Vincenzo Piemonte, Mauro Capocelli, Luca De Santis, Anna Rita Maurizi, Paolo Pozzilli
Closed-loop insulin delivery system, also known as artificial pancreas (AP), provides the blood glucose control in diabetic patients, enabling the automatic blood-sugar management and reducing the risks and improving the lives of people with diabetes. A new three-compartmental model of glucose-insulin interaction for AP is presented and tested in this paper. The glucose and insulin "spaces" are split into a plasma compartment and interstitial fluids compartment, respectively. The model includes an additional subcutaneous compartment and provides three explicit delays and three parameters influencing the regulatory system and correlating with the physiopathology of the patients...
August 29, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800676/development-and-evaluation-of-heartbeat-a-machine-perfusion-heart-preservation-system
#14
Yongnan Li, Qingdong Zeng, Gang Liu, Junzhe Du, Bingren Gao, Wei Wang, Zhe Zheng, Shengshou Hu, Bingyang Ji
Static cold storage is accompanied with a partial safe ischemic interval for donor hearts. In this current study, a machine perfusion system was built to provide a better preservation for the donor heart and assessment for myocardial function. Chinese mini-swine (weight 30-35 kg, n = 16) were randomly divided into HTK, Celsior, and Heartbeat groups. All donor hearts were respectively preserved for 8 hours under static cold storage or machine perfusion. The perfusion solution is aimed to maintain its homeostasis based on monitoring the Heartbeat group...
August 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800389/silicon-micropore-based-parallel-plate-membrane-oxygenator
#15
Ajay Dharia, Emily Abada, Benjamin Feinberg, Torin Yeager, Willieford Moses, Jaehyun Park, Charles Blaha, Nathan Wright, Benjamin Padilla, Shuvo Roy
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) is a life support system that circulates the blood through an oxygenating system to temporarily (days to months) support heart or lung function during cardiopulmonary failure until organ recovery or replacement. Currently, the need for high levels of systemic anticoagulation and the risk for bleeding are main drawbacks of ECMO that can be addressed with a redesigned ECMO system. Our lab has developed an approach using microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) fabrication techniques to create novel gas exchange membranes consisting of a rigid silicon micropore membrane (SμM) support structure bonded to a thin film of gas-permeable polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS)...
August 11, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762511/efficacy-of-distal-perfusion-cannulae-in-preventing-limb-ischemia-during-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#16
REVIEW
Yen-Yi Juo, Matthew Skancke, Yas Sanaiha, Aditya Mantha, Juan C Jimenez, Peyman Benharash
To date, no consensus exists regarding indication, technique, or efficacy of distal perfusion cannulae (DPC) in preventing limb ischemia among patients receiving venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA-ECMO). We aim to examine the available literature and report association between DPC and risk of limb ischemia. PubMed/Medline, Scopus, Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, Google Scholar, and bibliographies of included studies were searched from database inception until August 2016. Original studies describing the DPC placement technique and incidence of limb ischemia following DPC placement among VA-ECMO patients were included for systematic review...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762503/mechanomyography-based-wearable-monitor-of-quasi-isometric-muscle-fatigue-for-motor-neural-prostheses
#17
Eddy Krueger, Lana Popović-Maneski, Percy Nohama
A motor neural prosthesis based on surface functional electrical stimulation (sFES) can restore functional movement (e.g., standing, walking) in patients with a spinal cord injury (SCI). sFES generates muscle contractions in antigravity muscles and allows balance-assisted standing. This induced standing has several benefits, such as improved cardiovascular function, decreased incidence of urinary infections, reduced joint contractures, and muscle atrophy. The duration of sFES assisted standing is limited due to the quick onset of muscle fatigue...
August 1, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744941/removal-of-cell-activating-substances-using-dialyzers-with-various-permeability-profiles
#18
Agnieszka Latosinska, Michael Hulko, Rose Speidel, Harald Mischak, Markus Storr, Bernd Krause
Despite multiple efforts to target an improvement in clinical outcomes of patients with end-stage renal disease, several challenges must still be addressed. Dialysis patients are at a high risk for complications, as reflected by increasing mortality rates. The objective of this study is to assess the impact of the application of dialyzers with varying permeability profiles on the removal of cell-activating substances from the blood of hemodialysis (HD) patients. Dialysate samples were collected using Revaclear 400 (RC) and MCO-Ci400 (MCO-CI)...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744907/design-and-hemocompatibility-analysis-of-a-double-suction-injection-suspension-blood-pump-using-computational-fluid-dynamics-methods
#19
Yue Wu, Liangfan Zhu, Yun Luo
The blood pump has become a possible solution to heart diseases. For the prevention of device failure and hemocompatibility problems, a rotary pump with suspended bearing is a preferred solution. In our previous work, a novel injection suspension method has been introduced to levitate the rotor. The suspension method is totally passive. This study aims to apply this suspension method to a double-suction pump, and the property of the pump was investigated using computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods. The flow field of the pump is simulated based on the SST k-ω turbulent model...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744885/water-infused-surface-protection-as-an-active-mechanism-for-fibrin-sheath-prevention-in-central-venous-catheters
#20
David W Sutherland, Xin Zhang, Joseph L Charest
Protein adhesion in central venous catheters (CVCs) leads to fibrin sheath formation, the precursor to thrombotic and biofilm-related CVC failures. Advances in material properties and surface coatings do not completely prevent fibrin sheath formation and post-formation treatment options are limited and expensive. We propose water infused surface protection (WISP), an active method for prevention of fibrin sheath formation on CVCs, which creates a blood-free boundary layer on the inner surface of the CVC, limiting blood contact with the CVC lumen wall...
July 26, 2017: Artificial Organs
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